persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old-age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months finish off as an orgasm and a gleam in someone's eye.

I found this commentary attributed to George Carlin, Andy Rooney and a few others. What it is really about is that it reads like a plot synopsis of Philip K. Dick's COUNTER CLOCK WORLD, where everyone lives backwards. 

Trying to set the record straight....


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